Do you want brighter, tighter and overall better-looking skin? Vitamin C is one of the few skincare ingredients that really, truly works for all skin tones and types. There are a whole lot of serums available but what if you only have room for one in your makeup bag? Well, experts say you should to go with vitamin C serum. The powerhouse ingredient is a potent antioxidant that helps prevent free-radical damage caused by UV rays and keeps your skin healthy and glowing along with reducing skin inflammation. When it comes to skin brightening and anti-ageing, dermatologists agree that vitamin C is the most effective antioxidant out there. Vitamin C also inhibits the production of excess melanin, which, in turn, helps prevent and fade acne scars and dark spots. And thanks to its ability to boost collagen; it also smoothes fine lines and wrinkles over a period of time.
Here’s a list of some of the best brightening vitamin C serums to add to your skincare routine.
L’Oreal Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Vitamin C Serum
You don’t need to spend a whole amount of money to find a vitamin C serum that gives good results. This affordable formula was developed with the help of dermatologists and was shown to smooth fine lines and brighten overall skin tone within the first two weeks of regular use. The cream formula quickly absorbs and gives your skin a matte look. The best part is that it is perfect to use before your face moisturizer and make up.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
A pioneer in vitamin C-based skincare, SkinCeuticals have a number of treatments for different skin types. Dermatologists love this formula for its wrinkle and fine-line fighting powers, along with its ability to dramatically lighten dark spots caused by sun damage. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, this cult-favorite is great when applied under daily sunscreen and makeup. It can be re-applied to clean skin at bedtime. Just applying 4 to 5 drops to your face every day will result in firmer skin and a brighter complexion. The formula contains high concentrations of pure vitamin C (15%), vitamin E (1%), and ferulic acid (.5%) to help even out pigmentation.
Dermalogica Age Smart BioLumin-C Serum
Did you know that your computer, tablet, or cell phone emits blue light, which is proven to trigger free radical damage in your skin, which, in turn, accelerates skin-ageing? Sounds scary! Fret no more. This vitamin C serum is designed to combat the effects of blue light while brightening and protecting your skin. Moreover, this high-performance serum works with the skin’s own defenses to brighten and firm. Apart from vitamin C, the formula contains lactic acid to accelerate cell turnover and Chia seed oil to keep your skin hydrated.
Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster
We love a good skin-care booster, but we especially love them when they’re spiked with vitamin C. You don’t have to switch up your existing skincare routine just to incorporate some vitamin C. Made with 15 per cent pure vitamin C, all you have to do is mix a few drops of this vitamin C booster serum into your daily moisturizer or SPF. The booster blends perfectly with cream-based formulas, giving your skin some added protection against UV damage and pollution.
Lancome Visionnaire Skin Solutions 15% Vitamin C Correcting Concentrate
As the name suggests, Lancome’s Vitamin C Correcting Concentrate is made with 15 per cent vitamin C as well as hyaluronic acid, and jasmonate derivatives that give you glowing and fresh skin in just 10 days. The daily serum has a lightweight texture that absorbs instantly into your skin, leaving it soft and non-greasy.